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Camavinga Takes Number 16 Shirt Vacated By Jovic At Real Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 05: Eduardo Camavinga of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 05, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

August 6, (THEWILL) – For the upcoming season, Eduardo Camavinga has traded in his number 25 jersey for one bearing the number 16.

The 19-year-old, who previously donned the number 10 while playing for former club Rennes, had few alternatives when he joined Los Blancos last summer and ultimately chose the number 25, proudly wearing it as he went on to make 40 appearances across all competitions.

However, a few more jerseys are now available as a result of a few Real Madrid players departing this summer, and he has moved to claim the shirt number 16 going forward. Last season, Luka Jovic wore that number, but he has since left for Fiorentina. It was given to Alvaro Odriozola during preseason, who is likely to move to the freshly open position 12 left by Marcelo.

Borja Mayoral, who left for Getafe this summer, James Rodriguez, Mateo Kovacic, and even Lucas Silva have all recently donned the 16 shirt.

The 18 shirt that Gareth Bale left behind has been grabbed by Aurelien Tchouameni, and Antonio Rudiger has taken Isco’s 22 shirt.